Duck egg blue sofa styling ideas

If you’re looking for a modern and trendy colour for your next sofa, look no further than duck egg blue.

You’ve probably seen this beautiful shade in most home interior magazines as it’s incredibly popular due to its subtlety and versatility.

See how you could make it work for you and your home, as we dive into everything you need to know about this colour. 

What is duck egg blue?

Defined as ‘a soft, turquoise-blue shade,’ duck egg blue gets its name from the eggs themselves which are a pale bluish-green shade.

When did it become a trend? 

Duck egg blue first hit the interior scene around 5-8 years ago, however, it appears it’s set to stay as homes up and down the country are utilising it around the home.

It works beautifully in many different traditional interior styles and whilst a trend in its own right, it sits under many other trends, such as Cottagecore.

If you’d like to see how to recreate this style in your own home, our Country Style Sofas guide will point you in the right direction.

What colours work well with duck egg blue?

Duck egg blue lends itself wonderfully to a catalogue of colours that work in both traditional and modern interiors. This lovely soft shade will offer you a realm of possibilities when it comes to giving your living room a refresh. Whilst a soft and delicate shade, it can certainly hold its own. 

Duck egg blue is typically used in rustic schemes and paired with similar tonal shades, such as pale greys and greens. As they all have certain hues in common, they complement each other well. If you’re going for a rustic vibe, you’ll often be drawn towards natural materials too, such as rattan or real wood. Duck egg blue works beautifully against neutral shades making them a popular pairing choice. We’re picturing a beautiful oak floor dressed with a fluffy duck egg blue rug – perfection! 

On the other hand, take bright colours such as fuchsia pink and berry red – both would work a treat when offset with duck egg blue as it offers a complimentary canvas. Adding brightly coloured scatter cushions onto your duck egg blue sofa would create a striking contrast and add a funky twist to a contemporary shade.  

In contrast, duck egg blue looks great with fresh white. Creating a fresh and crisp vibe in your living room, both of these neutral tones will work to make the room feel light and airy – perfect for a smaller living room in which you can create the illusion of space. 

Patterned cushions are also a great choice when thinking about colours to pair with your sofa. Subtly enhancing the interest of this muted shade, patterns allow you to easily incorporate other colours without taking the shine away from your statement sofa. 

Is duck egg blue right for you?

Whilst incredibly on-trend, duck egg sofas may not be for everyone. It’s important to consider all factors before purchasing your brand new sofa. Think about your lifestyle, your existing colour scheme or if you’re catering for little paws or feet. All of these factors can influence your decision. 


It’s a wonderfully versatile colour so it’ll work effortlessly within your existing colour scheme 

Ideal for both large and small living rooms 

Brightens up any space

Statement piece of furniture 

Things to consider:

It shows up dirt more easily so it may be risky if you have little ones or pets who like to join you on the sofa 

Creates a cooling atmosphere, so if you’re looking to create a cosy living space it may not be the one for you

How to protect a light coloured sofa 

If you’re investing in a duck egg blue sofa, you’ll want to protect the light colour from any unwanted dust or dirt that can build up or easily show up on your seats. Luckily, we’ve got the product to help you do just that. Our Premium Sofa Guard can be easily included as an added extra when you purchase any of our sofas online or in-store. It’s a specially formulated spray to protect every fibre of your sofa that works to minimise any damage caused by everyday mishaps – giving you peace of mind. 

Where can duck egg blue be used around the home? 

Thanks to its incredible versatility, duck egg blue can be adapted to most rooms of your home. Loved for its perfect balance between green and blue with a large degree of grey, this tonally light colour will match beautifully in any room of choice. Offering a charmingly sophisticated backdrop for both modern and traditional interiors.

Acting as a neutral, it radiates a sense of calm and tranquillity, making it an ideal choice for your living room and bedroom. So you can create your very own sanctuary with our range of duck egg blue sofas and sofa beds.


This palette certainly isn’t limited to sofas either. Opt for a duck egg wallpaper with a delicate pattern overlaid to add an aesthetic appeal to any room or throw a duck egg blue throw onto your bed to add a soft and delicate touch. In fact, you can use it everywhere from your walls to rugs and everything in between. 

Our favourite blue sofas

We’ve rounded up our top blue sofa picks to help you narrow down your favourite and find some much-needed sofa inspiration. 

1. Sienna

Featuring attractive curved arms, a supportive high back and slim burnished beech legs, our Sienna collection is incredibly popular.

Available in the beautiful Hopsack Duck Egg shade, all your green and blue living room dreams will come true. 

Special features:

Available in silver, stone, duck egg and navy 

Luxurious foam seat interiors as standard 

Attractive light wood legs

20-year frame guarantee 

£ 579.0

Only £ 579

From £ 11.85 a month over 4 years 0% APR

2. Hoxton

Our Hoxton 2 Seater Sofa in Malia Mallard, a pale blue shade, is absolutely perfect if you’re looking to create a calming feel in your lounge.

Marrying retro-inspired styling and bold fabrics, our Hoxton collection makes for an effortless addition to a modern or traditional interior scheme. 

Special features:

Available in three vibrant colours 

Choose from a three-seater and two-seater sofa

Get it quickly as it’s part of our quick delivery range

◉ 20-year frame guarantee 

£ 389.99
Was £ 449
Was £ 449

Now £ 389 .99

From £ 7.92 a month over 4 years 0% APR

If sleek designs, beautiful colourways and a timeless investment are right up your street, discover our Inspire Rockcliffe collection.

Covered in a beautiful duck egg blue fabric, our Inspire Rockcliffe 3 Seater in Ocean Harlow Chenille is giving us serious sofa envy! Channel coastal vibes and transport yourself to the seaside with this marine-inspired shade. 

Special features:

Standard or scatter back options

Exclusively manufactured for ScS

Luxurious foam seat interiors as standard 

20-year frame guarantee 

£ 749.99
Was £ 1,029
Was £ 1,029

Now £ 749 .99

From £ 15.42 a month over 4 years 0% APR

4. Luna

Looking for a blue corner sofa? Our Luna range will have exactly what you need.

Whilst it’s available in a slightly deeper shade of blue, named Reyna Collection Blue, it still provides the same amount of versatility and trendiness as a duck egg blue sofa has to offer.  

Special features:

Online exclusive range 

Foam filled seats available as an upgrade 

Choice of oak effect or mahogany effect feet 

20-year frame guarantee 

£ 749.99

Only £ 749 .99

From £ 15.42 a month over 4 years 0% APR

We’re hoping you now know everything there is to know about duck egg blue and you’re feeling inspired to inject this colour into your home. 

In the meantime, for more blue sofa styling ideas, take a look at our Navy Blue Sofa Styling Ideas article.


Published: 16th February 2022